Our Approach

Bluffton Community Soup Kitchen was established in 2011 to prepare home cooked hot meals for the elderly, sick, shut-in, homeless and poverty members of our community. Due to very limited public transportation, a delivery program was started for clients unable to come to the center for lunch. Clients may receive a hot meal home delivered on Wednesday or come to our center for a To-Go meal every Monday and Wednesday. Clients will find an outdoor Food Pantry Mondays and Thursdays. At the end of our first year in 2011, we delivered/served 500 home cooked hot meals. In 2014, we started an open store walk/in pantry of non-perishable, fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, desserts and assorted breads every Monday. In 2016, our organization started preparing weekly hot meals for families participating with Family Promise. This program hopes to one day provide shelter for working homeless families with children. We need your help to realize this dream. By the end of 2020 we delivered and offered To-Go 12,148 home cooked hot meals.

Our Impact in 2020

*7,068 hot meals were delivered to sick, shut-ins, and the elderly.
*4,697 hot meals were picked up To-Go or served in 5+ months.
*4,351 people were served at the outdoor food pantry.   
*383 hot meals were served to Family Promise families. 
*300 families received a Hot Stuff, care package (water, paper products, bleach, detergent, sanitizer wipes, diapers, fresh fruit, cereal, eggs, etc) once a month for five months.

Our Commitment to Social Justice

We believe in building community through inclusiveness and service to all.
We believe diversity is important in everything we do.
We believe in equal opportunity, and we will treat every individual with the
dignity and respect they deserve.
We believe we will be stronger and better by working together to serve those less
fortunate.
We believe in social change and we will work toward that goal.

Meet the Board

Here are the current board members for the Soup Kitchen

Constance Martin-Witter

Executive Director

Teddy McCracken

    President

Gloria Gadson

Treasurer

Allyne Mitchell

Member at Large

Bonnie Bogart

         Secretary

Linda Ellis

Member at Large

Carolyn Cherwon

 Member at Large

                     Kevin Quat

                  IT & Executive Support